Fresh from a losing effort against the New York Knicks, Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving was in no mood for gratitude on Wednesday night. When a sports reporter wished him a Happy Thanksgiving the five-time NBA All-Star gave the holiday a hard foul.

The Uncle Drew star and Pepsi Max pitchman told the scribe that he doesnt celebrate the holiday. For emphasis he added: “F— Thanksgiving.”

On Thursday, after taking considerable heat, Irving took to Twitter and admitted his comments were out-of-bounds although he stopped short of offering an actual apology.

“I spoke with frustration after last nights game and spoke words that shouldnt be in a professional setting no matter what,” Irving tweeted.

In a follow-up tweet he added: “Meant no disrespect to the holiday and those who celebrate it respectfully. Im grateful for the time we all can share with our families. We are always ONE.”

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In August, Irving was officially welcomed into the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. His late mother, Elizabeth Irving, had been a member of the tribe and lived on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, which straddles the North and South Dakota border.

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Irving portrayed the title character in the Lionsgate comedy Uncle Drew, which made $42 million in domestic release. Irving, now 26, wore elaborate make-up to play the part of an elderly hoops savant. Co-stars included NBA greats Shaquille ONeal, Chris Webber and Reggie Miller.

The Uncle Drew character was introduced in 2012 in a series of Pepsi Max commercials. Irving, then a Cleveland Cavalier, also wrote and directed one installment of the ad series.

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